Dame Edith Sitwell, Poet, Critic, Biographer and Member of an Extraordinary Family
Exotically dressed, dramatic in style, often in love with unsuitable men, Edith Sitwell was a memorable personality. She wrote fine poems, insightful biographies and the fabulous English Eccentrics, a book that could well have included her in its pages.
Born into a wealthy family who owned gorgeous Renishaw Hall, Edith had a troubled childhood, but enjoyed close relationships with her brothers Osbert and Sacheverall, both of whom became writers too.
Learn about this remarkable woman and author in Susannah Fullerton’s 60-minute illustrated talk. Enter the wacky and fantastic world of Dame Edith Sitwell.